We received an inspiring project from Northern Innovators Inc., who recently created a new concept in interior landscaping. Here is some information from the press release we were sent: “Smartwall is an art piece that can be customized into various textures and colors. Whether this artwork is green or has seasonal colors Smartwall gives you choice and flexibility for a look that will comfort and impress. Imagine a living wall where you create whatever you please by mixing and matching plants into one of a kind murals. Smartwall is self watering and plant material can be easily replaced. It is a smart solution for bringing low maintenance natural beauty into almost any location”. What an original method of keeping your your home healthy and green. And for those always looking to change things in their crib, this is a great color-shuffle idea. Prices for Smartwall begin at $300 and you can check out the company’s online shop here.
Now it’s my turn to share some Decoist design advice with you! First up, we see a grouping of small items displayed on the DIY Round Shelf I created for a previous Decoist post. When deciding what to display, avoid overcrowding your shelf in terms of weight and height. For a small round shelf like the one displayed in the two images below, lightweight items are essential. Plus, smaller items allow the shape of the shelf to truly shine. Also consider what’s on display near the shelf you’re styling. An example is the open shelving featured in my kitchen tour. I’ve filled it with an array of teapots, coffee pots, cake stands, serving trays and more. So when it came time to style the shelving of the nearby garden window, I kept it simple. Just a few items did the trick, preventing the kitchen from being overwhelmed by “stuff”.
It’s no surprise that our friends Down Under know how to get low when it comes to their living rooms. Designed by Georgia Ezra of G. A.B. B. E. Studio, the cool and contemporary Brighton Escape home is made a bit more comfy thanks to a dropped seating area lined with the same wood that accents the ceiling, walls and stairs. Located in Merida, Mexico, Casa Sisal‘s vast great room boasts a recessed sitting area that emphasizes its modern splendor by creating a symmetry with the home’s 3-sided infinity edge swimming pool.The best part? This opulent 2-bedroom home is available for rent for a mere $299 a night so that you can snuggle up there yourself.